Byte Magazine Volume 08 Number 05 - The Electronic Office
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p.38 The Osborne Executive and the Executive II
[author Jerry Pournelle]
Adam Osborne's second and third machines come with more standard equipment, offer more options, and have a slightly larger video screen than the Osborne I.
p.49 Build an RS-232C Code-Activated Switch
[author Steve Ciarcia]
This device will let you switch between several peripherals connected to one serial port.
p.59 The Electronic Office
[author Pamela A. Clark]
A short introduction to our theme articles.
p.60 Local Area Networks
[author Harry Saal]
The proliferation of office communication systems makes standardization all the more imperative.
p.104 The Movable Conference
[author Irving A. Lerch]
Computer moderated conferencing is not bound by time and geographic restrictions and is sure to change the structure of the executive business meeting.
p.124 Electronic Publishing: The New Newsletter
[author Arthur S. Bechhoefer]
How a newsletter evolved from its traditional format to a computer-accessed, interactive investment advisory service.
p.154 Achieving Greater White-Collar Productivity In the New Office
[author Randy J. Goldfield]
The conversion to automated tools in an office must address many issues, especially human factors.
p.203 Full Use of the Epson MX-80 Under Wordstar
[author Neil G. Wallace]
How to upgrade Version 3.2 of Wordstar to use more of the capabilities of the Epson MX-BO equipped with Graftrax-Plus.
p.232 Stalking the East-Asian Microcomputer
[author Phil Lemmons]
The author chronicles his five-nation tour and reports on the state of microcomputing in East Asia as revealed by attending six electronics trade shows.
p.236 The Japanese Microcomputer Marketplace
[author Kurt Veggeberg]
A short report on the current state of microcomputing in Japan.
p.242 An Inexpensive letter-Quality Printer
[author Stuart Brown]
If low cost and letter quality are two of your priorities for a printer, consider this Interface between a personal computer and the Olivetti Praxis 30.
p.266 BYTE West Coast: Ferment In Silicon Valley
[author Phil Lemmons]
Profiles of four start-up companies suggest the dynamism of the region and illustrate several ways in which firms get started.
p.272 NAPLPS: A New Standard for Text and Graphics, Part 4: More Advanced Features and Conclusions
[author Jim Fleming]
A standard way to encode color mapping and animation, closing with some predictions on how NAPLPS will be used by personal computers.
p.286 Better Software Manuals
[author Dana Sohr]
The quality of a product's companion documentation could make or break a sale. Tips on whal constitutes a good manual.
p.298 User's Column: Ulterior Motives, Lobo, Buying Your First Computer, JRT Update
[author Jerry Pournelle]
Our resident critic takes his first look at Modula-2.
p.331 The Enhanced VIC-20, Part 4: Connecting Serial RS-232C Peripherals to the VIC's TTL Port
[author Joel Swank]
The last in this VIC series discusses port connections.
p.342 Design Philosophy Behind Motorola's MC68000, Part 2: Data-movement, Arithmetic, and logic Instructions
[author Thomas W. Starnes]
A look at the capablillies of the MC68000's instruction set.
p.368 Building a Hard-Disk Interface for an S-100 System, Part 3: Software
[author Andrew C. Cruce and Scott A. Alexander]
How to alter the CP/M operating system so that it will accommodate a Winchester disk drive and controller.
p.402 Using IBM's Marvelous Keyboard
[author David B. Glasco and Murray Sargent III]
It's a fairly simple procedure to change IBM's keyboard to the Dvorak layout, or even use the keyboard with other computers and software.
p.418 Strongly Typed Languages
[author Earl E. McCoy]
Ada, Pascal, and other new languages let you define your own data types.
p.438 The Ins and Outs of the TRS-BO Color Computer
[author Colin J. Stearman]
Find out how the Color Computer interfaces with the outside world.
p.452 A Conceptual Approach to Real-Time Programming
[author Craig R. Wyss]
You can use various real-time programming techniques to turn a lazy computer into a real worker.
p.474 Regression Fitting to Economic Indexes
[author Dr. John R. Merrill]
An Apple II program can help determine base rates of innation through analysis of the Consumer Price Index.
p.482 Sorting Algorithms for Microcomputers
[author Terry Barron and George Diehr]
Programmer ingenuity and search of the existing literature can significantly improve sort performance.
p.14 Little Big Computer, The TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer
[author Rich Malloy]
p.82 The Fortune 32:16 Business Computer
[author Steven H. Barry]
p.134 What a Concept! A View of the Corvus Computer
[author Curtis Feigel]
p.176 Word Tools for the IBM Personal Computer
[author Richard S. Shuford]
p.220 A Comparison of Five Database Management Programs
[author Jack L. Abbott]
p.263 Painter Power
[author Chris Pappas and William H. Murray]
[author Winslow H. Fuller]
p.6 Editorial: Disenchantment with Detroit
p.326 Book Review: Microprocessor Systems, Interfacing and Applications
p.494 BYTE LINES
p.499 Event Queue
p.509 Software Received
p.51 3 Books Received
p.515 Ask BYTE
p.521 Clubs and Newsletters
p.524 What's New?
p.589 Unclassified Ads
p.590 BOMB, BOMB Results
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